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I heard this piece of music when I was a little girl, 8-9 years old (about the same age, as when I was introduced to Supertramp), and since then, it has popped up in my head once in awhile…but I never knew the band’s name, or the name of this piece of music – until yesterday, when my mother played it for me again.

It was, of course, Renaissance – and the song on my mind was “A Trip To the Fair”. Whatever happenened to them? They made three albums and called that a day… a pity, they were great!

I remember listening to a trip to the fair, and I closed my eyes and imagined that I was singing it… guess I was a young daydreamer.

Today I just wonder: why was all the great music (especially progressive rock) made years before I was born? This album/song is from 1975, 7 years before I was born. I could only find this rather boring video on youtube, that only shows the album cover – but it is easier for me to post in a blog, than to install a mp3 player ect. I’m just happy to listen to this piece of music again, and I felt like sharing it 😉

Does anyone (especially you who were around at that time) remember this? To me, it’s just childhood memories – and now I’ve finally found out what it was I was listening to!

I took a trip down to look at the fair
When I arrived I found nobody there
It seemed I was all alone
Must be that they’ve all gone home

Chorus:

A trip to the fair but nobody was there
A trip to the fair but nobody was there

Voices of yesterday make not a sound
Even the roundabout stopped going round
I wonder just what it means
Is everything how it seems?

Chorus

A creak as the dodgems came onto the scene
Wheels began turning I started to scream
A carousel swung around
My head spun and hit the ground

Chorus

I close my eyes to disguise the fear from inside
Trembling within my own mind I find no place to hide
Stars of tomorrow shine through the grey mist that has gone
I wish that this trip to the fair had never begun

Suddenly thousands of faces I see
Everyone seemed to be staring at me
Clowns laughed in the penny arcade
What was this game my mind played?

I took a trip down to look at the fair
When I arrived I found nobody there
It seemed I was all alone
Must be that they’ve all gone home

A trip to the fair but nobody was there, but nobody was there
A trip to the fair but nobody was there, but nobody was there

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